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Opera Brava – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe children’s opera

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tickets £5, FREE for children 16 & under PLEASE book children tickets so that we know how many audience seats are needed Local primary schools deliver this operatic performance of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, as the culmination of a week long workshop with Opera Brava, Britain’s leading outdoors touring opera company. During [...]

£5

Industrial Light and Magic, Special Effects and Star Wars: Andor

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tickets £15/£10 children (under 16) half price There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front of the nave for Festival Friends at this event. Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. A unique opportunity to hear from the world famous multi award winning Industrial Light and [...]

Author adventure! How to write your book with Evelyn Crosskey

Dorchester Rectory Garden Behind the Abbey tower, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom

This event is FREE!  But it's useful to know how many people are coming - please book a free ticket. In this fun, interactive session for children of all ages, local author Evelyn Crosskey will help you discover your inspiration to devise a story of your own. Explore your senses and come on a creative [...]

Free

Science Mad!

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Throughout this Bank Holiday afternoon there will be FREE hands on science experiments and environmental tables for all ages!  Watch this space for who is coming and what exciting experiments they will bring. If you're a scientist then please do book a table and come along to share your enthusiasm!  Find out more here. There [...]

Free

The Science of Magic!

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tickets £7 (£12 for both shows) This show is followed by The Meet the Elements Show at 2.30pm Discover the science behind magic with Bright Sparks Science with exciting chemistry tricks and physics demonstrations. Is it really magic or is it science? Watch as we try out magic tricks and use science to discover the [...]

£7

Meet the Elements Show

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tickets £7 (£12 for both shows) This Meet the Elements show follows the Science of Magic Show at 1pm This amazing science show by Bright Sparks Science is packed with experiments that explore lots of flying inventions, from aeroplanes to helicopters, hot air balloons to rockets, parachutes and wing suits! Plenty to boggle your eyes, [...]

£7

Carnival of the Animals

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tickets £20/£15 Children (under 16) half price (Apologies - incorrect prices were printed in the paper programme) There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front of the nave for Festival Friends at this concert.  Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. Maki and Ilya are also [...]

OSJ Music for Autism

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

This event is FREE! Sadly Derek Paravacini, who was originally booked in to perform this concert, can no longer make it This is a free concert to which all are invited!  Local autistic schools will come to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey with professional musicians associated with the Orchestra of [...]

Free

Lego Master Builders Club – 1pm

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

This workshop is also run at 3.30pm Calling all young engineers, architects and inventors. Join Master Builders Club at The Dorchester Festival and help bring our story to life with LEGO. Master Builders Club will be providing 1000’s of LEGO bricks that will transform the village hall into a LEGO fans paradise. All you need [...]

£16

Lego Master Builders Club – 3.30pm

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

This workshop is also run at 1pm Calling all young engineers, architects and inventors. Join Master Builders Club at The Dorchester Festival and help bring our story to life with LEGO. Master Builders Club will be providing 1000’s of LEGO bricks that will transform the village hall into a LEGO fans paradise. All you need [...]

£16

Cygnets Art School – Clay Modelling Squirrel

Festival Little Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom

Cygnets Art School are also running a butterfly drawing workshop at 3pm Calling all young budding artists 5-13yrs! A 90 minute workshop with a Spring theme: a class on clay modelling where the kids will sculpt a beautiful red squirrel. We provide all the materials, just turn up in messy clothes and no need for [...]

£20

Cygnets Art School – Pastel Butterflies

Festival Little Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom

Cygnets Art School are also running a clay squirrel workshop at 1pm Calling all young budding artists 5-13yrs! A 90 minute workshop with a Spring theme: a class drawing butterflies in soft pastels and ink. We provide all the materials, just turn up in messy clothes and no need for parents to stay! Cygnets Art [...]

£20
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